Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall, photo by Velella
Hadrian’s Wall (photo by Velella)
 

Hadrian’s Wall stretches for 87 miles (140 km) across the north of England, from the Irish Sea to the North Sea.

Built by Roman soldiers in the second century A.D., it was intended to protect their colony in England from the Pictish tribes in Scotland.

Only some portions of the wall remain visible, but the wealth of archaeological research has resulted in an extensive cluster of museums and excavations.

Hadrian’s Wall is part of the transnational “Frontiers of the Roman Empire” UNESCO World Heritage Site, which also includes sites in Germany.

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Old Chapel Cottage

Old Chapel Cottage is a holiday home with a garden, set in Gilsland in the Cumbria Region. The property boasts views of the garden and is 22 km from Carlisle. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. The unit is fitted with a kitchen. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Gap Cottage

Gap Cottage offers accommodation in Gilsland. The unit is 26 km from Carlisle. An oven, a toaster and a fridge can be found in the kitchen. A TV is offered. Other facilities at Gap Cottage include a barbecue. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Lanercost Equestrian and Country

Lanercost Equestrian and Country

Offering a garden, Lanercost Equestrian and Country is set in Brampton. Keswick is 50 km away. Free WiFi is featured . The accommodation is fitted with a flat-screen TV and DVD player. There is a seating and/or dining area in some units. Average score from 21 guest reviews: 9.9/10.

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Low Nook Farm

Low Nook Farm

Located in Brampton in the Cumbria Region, 20 km from Carlisle, Low Nook Farm features a barbecue and views of the garden. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms come with a flat-screen TV and DVD player. Average score from 54 guest reviews: 9.9/10.

$88

 
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Walltown Lodge Bed & Breakfast

Walltown Lodge Bed & Breakfast

Walltown Lodge Bed & Breakfast offers adult only accommodation in Greenhead. Free private parking is available on site. Each room includes a flat-screen TV. Some units include a seating area for your convenience. Average score from 18 guest reviews: 9.8/10.

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Blenkinsopp Castle Inn

Blenkinsopp Castle Inn

Situated in Greenhead, 28 km from Carlisle, Blenkinsopp Castle Inn boasts a restaurant, bar and free WiFi. There is a gift shop at the property. Penrith is 37 km from Blenkinsopp Castle Inn, while Hexham is 27 km from the property. Average score from 122 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$98

 
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Farlam Hall Country House Hotel

Farlam Hall Country House Hotel

Farlam Hall Country House Hotel is set in Brampton, 47 km from Keswick and 17 km from Carlisle. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 963 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

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The Belted Will Inn

The Belted Will Inn

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, The Belted Will Inn offers accommodation in Farlam, 48 km from Keswick. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. You will find luggage storage space at the property. Average score from 149 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$73

 
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The Samson Inn

The Samson Inn

Located in the small village of Gilsland, The Samson Inn is a cosy village pub a short walk from Hadrian’s Wall. With free Wi-Fi access and free on-site parking, this inn is 19 miles from Carlisle. Average score from 94 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$73

 
$739.0
Gilsland Hall Hotel

Gilsland Hall Hotel

Set in 140 acres of manicured gardens, Gilsland Hall Hotel offers views of the Cumbrian and Northumberland countryside. It has a restaurant and a bar. Free WiFi is available in the public areas. Average score from 266 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

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Gap Cottage

Gap Cottage

Gap Cottage offers accommodation in Gilsland. The unit is 26 km from Carlisle. An oven, a toaster and a fridge can be found in the kitchen. A TV is offered. Other facilities at Gap Cottage include a barbecue. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$72

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Old Chapel Cottage

Old Chapel Cottage

Old Chapel Cottage is a holiday home with a garden, set in Gilsland in the Cumbria Region. The property boasts views of the garden and is 22 km from Carlisle. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. The unit is fitted with a kitchen. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$76

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Glendale Mews

Glendale Mews

Set in Haltwhistle in the Northumberland Region, this holiday home is 31 km from Carlisle. The property is 40 km from Penrith and boasts views of the city. The unit equipped with a kitchen with an oven and toaster. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$77

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Blackhill Cottage

Blackhill Cottage

Located in Farlam in the Cumbria Region, this holiday home is 48 km from Keswick. The property features views of the city and is 18 km from Carlisle. An oven and a toaster can be found in the kitchen and there is a private bathroom. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$103

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Glendale Cottage

Glendale Cottage

Located in Haltwhistle, this holiday home is 31 km from Carlisle. The property features views of the city and is 40 km from Penrith. An oven, a toaster and a fridge can be found in the kitchen. There is a private bathroom with a bath or shower. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$105

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Glengarth

Glengarth

Glengarth is a holiday home set in Gilsland, 26 km from Carlisle. It provides free private parking. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher and an oven. A TV is featured. There is a private bathroom with a bath or shower. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$106

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The Joinery

The Joinery

The Joinery is a holiday home set in Gilsland, 22 km from Carlisle. The property is 38 km from Penrith and free private parking is available. The kitchen is fitted with an oven. A TV is featured. There is a private bathroom with a bath. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$112

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Haytongate Barn

Haytongate Barn

Haytongate Barn is a holiday home with a garden, situated in Brampton. The property is 49 km from Keswick and free private parking is offered. There is a dining area and a kitchen. A TV is provided. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$147

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The Barn

The Barn

The Barn is a holiday home featuring a garden with a barbecue, located in Brampton. It provides free private parking. There is a dining area and a kitchen equipped with dishwasher. A TV and DVD player is provided. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$162

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Cultural
Castles and Forts
The wall has a large number of small remnant forts along its length, some with turrets, though many are little more than lumps in the ground. There are excavated Roman forts at Vindolanda, Housteads, and Chesters. Housesteads is the most famous and has the most complete ruins. Vindolanda features the better reconstructions.
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Archeological Sites
Hadrian's Wall was one of Ancient Rome's fortified borders, which gave the late Roman Empire security against the barbarians at its gates. In addition to its military role, gates through the wall served as customs posts. A significant portion of the wall still exists and can be followed on foot along the Hadrian's Wall Path.
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Hiking and Trekking

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